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Need Help From Journey Fans

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RicP, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. RicP

    RicP Screenwriter

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    Anyone that has bought the 2-CD set Essential Journey and also has either the Greatest Hits Collection from a few years ago or the Time3 Box set...
    How do the sonics compare on the Essential set? Better sound? Better Mastering? Or Same Old, Same Old?
    I also have a Japanese Import CD called The Journey Continues... which essentially mirrors the trakc list of Greatest Hits but to me sounds a little sharper.
    Anyone able to assist me?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Ric,

    Of the three titles you mentioned, I only have the Greatest Hits album. However, there are 2 versions of the domestic Greatest Hits album. Later version of the album was remastered using Sony's SBM/Super Bit Mapping and was distinguished by a photo of the group on the back.
     
  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Ric, I have both domestic versions of Greatest Hits, and the SBM version (newer version) is excellent. Definitely better than the original version, which I bought back in 1989. I haven't compared Greatest Hits to the other versions you referred to. In addition to Greatest Hits, I have the SBM version of Escape, which is also excellent. However, neither SBM CD are nearly as good as the Escape SACD. I assume you know that Greatest Hits is supposed to be coming out on SACD.
     
  4. RicP

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  5. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Ric, I certainly have become skeptical about Sony's announcements for forthcoming SACD releases. I'm not holding my breath for the Journey Greatest Hits SACD.

    I too have found that Japanese CDs often sound better than those sold in the US. One would think they are using the same masters in the US and Japan, so maybe it is a QC issue.
     

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